Job details

Job Salary
FTE £23,500 - £25,979, Actual Part Time Salary £19,786 - £21,874
Location
Discovery Academy
Job Reference
240123-000247
Hours per week
36 hours per week, Part Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Closing date

Are you ready for your next challenge? Can you teach and deliver creatively? Are you passionate about making a real difference to pupils with SEND? Are you nurturing, inclusive, empowering, caring, passionate, enriching, encouraging, child-centered and family focused? Are you ready to inspire the next generation of young minds? Are you a relentless children’s champion? Take a leap and become part of the Discovery Team of Dreamers, Believers and Achievers. 

View our recruitment video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ihas1V3xM&t=3s

Discovery Academy is a brand-new school for children and young people with SEND located on the Norfolk Park Estate in Sheffield. The Academy is run by the award-winning Nexus Multi Academy Trust.

We believe that inspiring young people with their learning is about giving them a sense of belief that they will achieve their potential. This is an opportunity to build the school ethos from the ground upwards. Be a part of a house system that gives children and staff a sense of belonging and is dedicated to its values by developing staff to become even greater. 

We have an immersive approach to our curriculum that is thematic throughout the school. Our classrooms are immersive and allow pupils to work independently and in collaboration together in fun learning spaces. We believe that learning takes place when children feel safe, stimulated and secure where kindness, care and self-belief are the foundations to learning. For further information about the school please visit https://www.discoverysheffield.org/

Our Opportunity

We are looking to appoint highly professional and efficient Teaching Assistants.

You will need to demonstrate that you:

  • Have GCSE Grade C or above in Mathematics or English or equivalent qualification 
  • Have experience of supporting children with special educational needs and challenging behaviour
  • including Autism in a mainstream, resource base or special school setting
  • Have the skills to place pupil learning at the centre of all your practice.
  • Have the ability to make sound judgements on attainment & progress of students, assess and celebrate in their success. 
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to enthuse and motivate others
  • Have experience of delivering a diverse package of learning & pastoral support to pupils.
  • Have the ability to set appropriate and challenging targets for yourself and others
  • Have the ability to make and take decisions both individually and as part of a team.
  • Have the ability to contribute to and share quality practice with other TA’s, teachers and the team.
  • Have the commitment to partnership between staff, parents and students
  • Are committed to supporting the aims of the academy

About the Trust

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is an award-winning Trust, founded in 2016 with a large network of academies across South Yorkshire. The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly “Learning together, to be the best we can be.” This vision drives our commitment to making our Trust a great place to be, work, and learn.

We are forward thinking and innovative with collaboration, enrichment and improvement enshrined within our day to day practice. Please see a copy of our most recent prospectus on our website Nexus Multi Academy Trust | Special Schools Across Yorkshire (https://www.nexusmat.org/)

What you can expect 

  • An exciting opportunity to join a brand-new school with strong partnerships to the academy schools’ network and other local schools and organisations 
  • A high priority to your own learning, including access to tailored CPD and coaching
  • Leading employment benefits including access to pension scheme and employee assistance programmes
  • Opportunities to grow your career and for professional development as we encourage collaboration between our academies
  • An opportunity to join a team of dedicated and hard-working professionals who put our pupils at the centre of everything they do and are constantly striving to improve their knowledge, skills and practice 

How to Apply 

To apply, please complete an application form which can be downloaded from the Nexus Trust website. 

Completed application forms are to be returned via email or post to Amy Woodcock (Office Manager) on awoodcock@nexusmat.org or postal address: C/O Discovery Academy, Park Grange Road, Norfolk Park, Sheffield, S2 3QF.

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. 

Further information 

If you would like an informal and confidential conversation about the role please contact Amy Woodcock on 0114 4798000

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level and a barred list check. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service and can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

We are an equal opportunities employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. We welcome applications from everyone.  Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

The Council is not responsible or accepts liability to the reader, for information included in this job advert. If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to the school.